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Wed, Nov 26, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 -- 10:00 AM Holiday Books with New York Times Editor Pamela Paul

New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul joins us for our annual holiday books show. That's when we open the phone lines to get listeners' picks for the best books of the year, literary gift ideas and all-time favorite reads. We'll also talk to Paul about her new book, "By The Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life."

Wed, Nov 26, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 -- 9:00 AM Fraternities Under Fire

It hasn't been a very good month for the Greek system. On Monday, the University of Virginia suspended its fraternities in the wake of a Rolling Stone investigation into sexual assaults on that campus. Locally, a 20-year-old man was found dead at a UC Berkeley fraternity house after a party there earlier this month. We'll discuss these incidents and look at the role of Greek culture on campus. Is the system to blame, or is it being unfairly targeted for broader societal problems?

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 -- 10:00 AM New Avenues in Alzheimer's Research

An experimental program designed to treat Alzheimer's patients actually reversed memory loss in some study participants, according to recently published results of a small clinical trial by UCLA and Marin's Buck Institute on Aging. Researchers called the results encouraging, but require further trials. We'll talk about that study and other recent developments in Alzheimer's research.

Tue, Nov 25, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 -- 9:00 AM Ferguson Grand Jury Does Not Indict Officer

A Missouri grand jury decided to not indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. We'll discuss the verdict and how people are reacting to it in Ferguson and locally.

Mon, Nov 24, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 -- 10:00 AM Journalist Chris Hedges' Campaign Against Indefinite Detention

Last spring, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration and declined to review a law that allows the U.S. military to indefinitely detain supporters of al-Qaida and the Taliban. The case, Hedges v. Obama, was brought by a group of journalists and activists including Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges. Hedges joins us to talk about indefinite detention and other policy issues. His books include "Empire of Illusion" and "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning."

Mon, Nov 24, 2014 -- 9:30 AM
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 -- 9:30 AM Meet Holly Kernan, KQED's New Executive Editor of News

KQED's new Executive Editor of News, Holly Kernan, joins us for a conversation about the station's news coverage. As news director at San Francisco public radio station KALW, Kernan earned a reputation for responsive and community-oriented journalism. One of Kernan's guiding principals is to respond to the audience's needs. What do you need from KQED News? What issues and challenges is your community facing?

Mon, Nov 24, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 -- 9:00 AM San Jose Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo

San Jose Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo joins us to talk about his vision for the city.

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